Trans Rights are Human Rights – document for policymakers

Dismantling misconceptions about gender, gender identity, and the human rights of trans people Over the last years, we have seen important advances in recognising and advancing the human rights of trans people across Europe and globally. Several countries have started to review their policies and legislation for legal gender recognition, i.e. establishing procedures that enable trans […]

What if someone says “I am Napoleon?” On trans people and self-determination

Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE “What if someone says I am Napoleon?” This and other similar questions were publicly asked by Argentinian legislators back in 2012 when they were discussing the proposed Gender Recognition Law. It wasn’t a new concern: psycho-medical and legal experts in the country had been asking the […]

IDAHOT 2021 – Resist, Support and Heal Together

Every May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is celebrated in commemoration of the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement in 1990 that homosexuality would no longer be listed as a mental disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In 2019, the same announcement was finally made for trans and gender diverse […]

Trans Day of Visiblity 2021 – A week of celebrating our communities

After a year of lockdowns and restrictions that have particularly affected trans and gender diverse communities across the world, we want to use Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV) to focus on the resiliency of our communities, to highlight the achievements of our communities, and to shine a light for the way forward over the coming […]

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